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Clinical and Translational Research Building University of Florida
Count another major research facility on campus at the University of Florida. Scheduled to open this fall, the three-wing, 120,000-square-foot Clinical and Translational Research Building will house patient-oriented research venues for the Institute on Aging and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Construction costs are approximately $45 million, with $15 million coming from a National Institute of Health American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant awarded to the Institute on Aging.
The Institute on Aging will have a one-stop center in the building, making it easier for mobility-restricted older adults to participate in clinical trials; a geriatric medicine multispecialty clinic also will be located in the building. In addition, the Institute’s presence will strengthen connections among existing UF research centers, including the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, the CTSI and the Cognitive Aging and Memory Clinical Translational Research Program. The CTSI, to be headquartered in the building, serves as the hub of an expanding research network that connects all 16 UF colleges, as well as UF Health and the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.